Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) runs with the ball against San Diego Chargers linebacker Bront Bird (97) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Rivers, Chargers need bounce-back seasonMiamiHerald.comSo, what’s wrong with Philip Rivers, and how can it be fixed? That’s been the overriding concern surrounding the San Diego Chargers all offseason, and will continue to be as the season starts Monday night at home against the Houston Texans. Rivers 

Chargers 2013: What Will the Season Bring?NBC 7 San DiegoGLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 24: Center Nick Hardwick #61 of the San Diego Chargersprepares to snap the football during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.

Chargers open season tonight in Monday Night Football against TexansImperial Valley PressSAN DIEGO — The last time the San Diego Chargers played in a Monday Night Football game here was not a night to remember. The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos, 35-24, on Oct. 15 in an embarrassing game that set the tone for a disappointing 2012 ..

McCoy, Chargers aim to win immediatelyU-T San DiegoSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, left, and San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy shake hands after the 49ers’ 41-6 victory in a NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) — AP.

U-T San DiegoNew Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, front right, shakes hands with Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen after an NFL preseason football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The Saints won 28-20.

Chargers odds and endsESPN (blog)As expected, rookie linebacker Manti Te’o was ruled out for the game because of a foot injury he suffered in the preseason opener Aug. 8. He might be a couple of weeks away from returning, because he needs practice time. Bront Bird will make his first